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About Sporting Memories

Using the rich history and heritage of sport, Sporting Memories clubs are open to any people over the age of 50 who enjoy reminiscing about their experiences of watching or playing it. The clubs take place each week and are a friendly, welcoming environment that is open to all. Many of our members attend to enjoy the company of other older sports fans, some of our members live with dementia or have memory problems, some have experienced depression, they may have had a stroke or live with Parkinson's, all have one thing in common, a love for sport!

The clubs always have volunteers or staff present who have been trained by Sporting Memories to lead the sessions which use a wide range of Sporting Memories reminiscence resources developed specifically to help prompt conversation and discussion.

There is always great fun and laughter in the sessions. New friendships are forged and some remarkable sporting stories often emerge. Some of our clubs also incorporate fun physical activities such as New Age Kurling, Boccia & Darts and go on to forge links with other clubs such as Walking Football. 

The clubs are run with partner organisations and with a fantastic team of volunteers. Our academic partnerships have helped us develop a compelling evidence base of the impact the clubs have on the members (and often their carers/partners too). 

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Brighton Club


St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1ED

10am to 11:30am

  • No meeting on Monday 25th December 2023 or Monday 1st January 2024


Chichester Club


Chichester Football Club, Oaklands Park, Oaklands Way, Chichester, PO19 6AR

10am to 11:30am

  • No meeting on Monday 25th December 2023 or Monday 1st January 2024


Crowborough Club 

Mondays - 1st Monday of each month excluding Bank Holidays 

The Oasis, Crowborough Community Church, Beacon Road, TN6 1AS

11am - 12.30pm

2024 dates: 08th January, 5th February, 4th March, 8th April (due to Easter Monday), 13th May (due to BH on the 6th), 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September, 7th October, 4th November and 2nd December


Hove Club - FULL


Sussex County Cricket Club, The 1st Central County Ground, Eaton Road, Hove BN3 3AN

10:30am to 12:00pm

  • No meeting on Tuesday 26th December 2023 or Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Polegate Club 


Polegate Community Centre, 54 Windsor Way, Polegate BN26 6QF

10am to 11:30am

  • No meeting on Wednesday 27th December 2023 or Wednesday 3rd January 2024


Hove Club


Central United Reformed Church, Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YF

10am - 11.30am

  • No meeting on Thursday 28th December 2023


Worthing Club


Worthing Football Club, Woodside Road, Worthing BN14 7HQ

10am to 11:30am

  • No meeting on Thursday 28th December 2023 or Thursday 4th January 2024

The sessions are free to attend, although a £1 donation to cover the cost of light refreshments would be welcomed.

Anyone who would like to attend the sessions, who knows someone that would like to or who would like more information should contact Emma Brooke on 01273 827104 / 07718 492529

Major Partners

1st Central Insurance
Cow Corner
Pembroke Financial Services

Premium Partners

Focus Group
Higgidy Ltd
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Community Partners

1st Central Insurance
Chance to Shine
Cow Corner
Lord's Taverners
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Corporate Partners

Advance Guarding
Brighton Fire Alarms
Class Technology
Cordery Coach
Davis Television Services
Dwade Electrical
Galloways Accounting
GAP Solutions
Harvey's Brewery
IEP Financial
Love Local Jobs
LS Printing
Oliver & Graimes
Rushfields Plant Centre
SE Tyres
Servo Private Wealth
Silver Star Cleaning
So Legal
Sussex Transport
Sussex World (JPI Media)
Sutton Winson
The Montefiore Hospital
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